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Game of Thrones

Book Release: “The World of Ice and Fire”

Oct 23, 2014

You’re probably going a little bit mad these days. Game of Thrones has been off the air for almost six months now and you can’t even trick yourself into thinking season 5 is coming...

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Boardwalk Empire

Boardwalk Empire: “Friendless Child”

Oct 22, 2014

Nucky Thompson was brought to his knees in the latest episode of ‘Boardwalk Empire.’ War has returned to the Boardwalk, leaving 19 dead and over a million dollars in lost...

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The Knick

The Knick Renewed for Season 2

Oct 24, 2014

HBO’s sister station Cinemax has produced its own original series for some time now. But this year may have been a standout in viewer’s minds because for the first time an A-list...

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New Movies

Movie Review: Lone Survivor

Oct 19, 2014

Lone Survivor is the latest film from Peter Berg, who is most famous for directing the disappointing Battleship and the mediocre Hancock. However, he appears to have found his groove with Lone...

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Latest HBO News

The Knick Renewed for Season 2

The Knick Renewed for Season 2

HBO’s sister station Cinemax has produced its own original series for some time now. But this year may have been a standout in viewer’s minds because for the first time an A-list actor and an A-list director came together to produce an A-list drama for Cinemax.  We’ve been covering The Knick, starring Clive Owen for several months now, reviewing each and every episode. The show certainly looks and feels good enough to be an actual HBO program, in fact it aired on HBO for a few weeks in an attempt to woo viewers over. We can now confirm that The Knick will, indeed be renewed for a second season. The Knick season 2 will...

The Knick: “Crutchfield”

The Knick: “Crutchfield”

To say that things have hit rock bottom for some of our beloved characters on The Knick is an understatement. Season Finales often have a knack for being dramatic and gut wrenching and this episode had it all. Sister Harriet and Cleary end up helping out Cornelia with her predicament. It is with both shock, and perhaps a little relief, that Cornelia places her trust in Sister Harriet. It was my impression that Sister Harriet understood that the baby was not Phillip’s and knew that Cornelia was vulnerable. Having Sister Harriet help her through this difficult situation must have been of some comfort. We see our doomed lovers, Cornelia and...

CRIMINAL JUSTICE, Now Called CRIME and Adds to Cast

CRIMINAL JUSTICE, Now Called CRIME and Adds to Cast

HBOWatch has mentioned the work known as CRIMINAL JUSTICE in nearly a dozen posts now since it was announced in 2012. Its biggest news to date is that somewhere along the way the project got a title change. The eight hour miniseries now has the simple title of CRIME. In a quick recap, if you aren’t going to peruse the prior posts, remember that this work was planned as a series for James Gandolfini, but HBO killed the idea. Then they brought it back as a “limited series” order. Mr. G. had a pilot episode shot before he died while on vacation. Then Robert De Niro stepped into the role of the “ambulance-chasing kind of lawyer” and...

Book Release: “The World of Ice and Fire”

Book Release: “The World of Ice and Fire”

You’re probably going a little bit mad these days. Game of Thrones has been off the air for almost six months now and you can’t even trick yourself into thinking season 5 is coming “soon” because you’ve got another six months to wait for that. You’ve read all of the book in A Song of Ice and Fire, even the Dunk and Egg tales. Adding insult to injury there is still no sign of book six, The Winds of Winter, to keep you company on these long, lonely winter nights. Enter: The World of Ice and Fire– a new historical reference for fans of George R.R Martin’s world of Westeros. You’ve probably...

HBO Documentary Films: PRIVATE VIOLENCE

HBO Documentary Films: PRIVATE VIOLENCE

Overview:  Presented during Domestic Violence Awareness Month, PRIVATE VIOLENCE emphasizes the stigma domestic violence still carries for its victims, telling the stories of two women: Deanna, a victim turned survivor, and Kit Gruelle, a survivor who advocates for justice on behalf of Deanna and other battered women. Highlighting the complex, frustrating realities of the abuse women suffer every day at the hands of intimate partners, as well as the difficulties of prosecuting domestic violence cases, the timely documentary offers a gripping story. It is a fact: the most dangerous place for women in America is their own home. One in four...

Boardwalk Empire: “Friendless Child”

Boardwalk Empire: “Friendless Child”

Nucky Thompson was brought to his knees in the latest episode of ‘Boardwalk Empire.’ War has returned to the Boardwalk, leaving 19 dead and over a million dollars in lost revenue. We haven’t seen this level of brutality since Gyp Rosetti’s onslaught in Season 3. Luciano and Lansky are on the move, and Nucky is desperately trying to keep up. With the final episode of the series less than a week away, and with many of our favorite characters dead and gone, it looks as if the Thompson family has finally been dethroned in Atlantic City. RECAP: Nucky and Salvatore Maranzano are deadlocked in a war-of-attrition with...

Let’s Celebrate HBO Comedy this Fall!

Let’s Celebrate HBO Comedy this Fall!

Catch that title? We mean it literally and figuratively. The HBO Comedy channel of your HBO package is serving up a lineup of comedy series this fall and promoting the hell out of it. It is a perfect opportunity to catch up on some of the funny antics of some of HBO’s comedic genius. This post takes a quick look at the six shows that will air weeknights at 7:00pm all fall long. THE COMEBACK – In November (11.09) HBO debuts the surprise return of Lisa Kudrow as Valerie Cherish in the second season of this show. HBO Comedy repeats the first season weeknights to prepare for the second coming. The series, for the unfamiliar, is a satirical...

Exciting Revelations from the Set of Game of Thrones Season 5

Exciting Revelations from the Set of Game of Thrones Season 5

Seasons 1 through 4 of Game of Thrones were huge but wait until you take a look at these shots from the set of Season 5 in the Spainish town of Osuna.  We must warn you taht some of these photos may constitute SPOILERS simply by the characters represented within.  Proceed at your own risk of being spoiled. A local arena has been commandeered to play the role of Daznak’s Pit, for the series. Here we see Daenerys (Emilia Clarke), Hizdahr zo Loraq (Joel Fry), Missandei (Nathalie Emmanuel), Daario Naharis (Michiel Huisman), Tyrion Lannister (Peter Dinklage) as well as Jorah Mormont (Iain Glen).  And of course we see some extras in...

Movie Review: Lone Survivor

Movie Review: Lone Survivor

Lone Survivor is the latest film from Peter Berg, who is most famous for directing the disappointing Battleship and the mediocre Hancock. However, he appears to have found his groove with Lone Survivor and managed to create an intense and thrilling depiction of a failed Navy SEAL mission. With a star-studded cast consisting of Mark Wahlberg, Emile Hirsch, Taylor Kitsch Ben Foster and Eric Bana (among others) Lone Survivor has the tools required to be a hit. Okay, so the story goes a little like this: A team of four US Navy SEALs are sent to Afghanistan to carry out a reconnaissance mission to track and capture Taliban leader Ahmad Shah....

Boardwalk Empire: “The Devil You Know”

Boardwalk Empire: “The Devil You Know”

This episode showed the demise of two men and if you were rooting for either one of those sorry chaps then this was a tough episode to watch. I guess with only two episodes left, someone had to bite the bullet. Literally. Also if you don’t want to know any more than that then don’t read ahead! Van Alden and Eli are in a really bad state: cornered by D’Angelo (who is posing as a member of Capone’s gang) and desperate to get the goods on Capone, they venture to the hotel. Their plan is not well thought out and in trying to swindle the ledgers from Capone; they head straight into a trap. The good news is that Capone comes back...

HBO Sports: Fall Boxing Preview 2014

HBO Sports: Fall Boxing Preview 2014

If you are an HBO fan you are at least tangentially aware that HBO broadcasts boxing matches.  What you may not be aware of is that HBO is the pinnacle of the sport, showcasing virtually all of the top fighters and fights and has been doing so for more than 30 years.  The fight game can be extremely simple, a contest of wills between two individuals to see who can hit the other more with their fists.  At the same time the sport can be densely rich with personalities, back stories and politics that rival Game of Thrones.  Welcome the the fall HBO boxing preview! October 18th –  Triple G vs Rubio and Donaire vs Walters If you...

HBO Documentary Films: THERE’S SOMETHING WRONG WITH AUNT DIANE

HBO Documentary Films: THERE’S SOMETHING WRONG WITH AUNT DIANE

Overview: On Sunday, July 26, 2009, Diane Schuler left the campgrounds in upstate New York where she was vacationing with her family and set off towards home on Long Island, a drive she had made numerous times before.  With her were five young children:  her son, her daughter and three nieces.  Four hours later, she drove the wrong way on the Taconic State Parkway for nearly two miles eventually crashing into an oncoming SUV, killing herself and seven others.  One of the worst motor-vehicle accidents in New York State history, the tragedy quickly became national news and her actions on that day, and in the past, were thrust under a...

Flashback Scenes Confirmed for the First Time in Game of Thrones Season 5

Flashback Scenes Confirmed for the First Time in Game of Thrones Season 5

“[For Game of Thrones] we set a rule: No prophecies, dreams or flashbacks. We failed the first two and this season the third. So yes, this season will finally have flashbacks.” That was David Benioff and Dan Weiss revealing that, despite the long-standing rule on the set of the world’s most popular fantasy program, Game of Thrones will now feature flashback scenes starting in season 5. Why is this a big deal? Book readers know that prophecies, dreams and flashbacks play a huge role in fleshing out the world of Westeros.  Much of the lore and information we have on our favorite characters came from flashback chapters within...

FOO FIGHTERS: SONIC HIGHWAYS Debuts Friday, 10.17.14

FOO FIGHTERS: SONIC HIGHWAYS Debuts Friday, 10.17.14

The Foo Fighters are about to rock your world from sites all over the country. Are you ready to travel the SONIC HIGHWAYS? HBOWatch posted the official Press Release back on 05.15.14 announcing the arrival of this documentary series showcasing the talents of Dave Grohl and band as they travel the country fleshing out a new album. That followed up with the first Teaser (06.29.14) and  a Premiere Announcement on 07.11.14. Now the show is ready to premiere. The first episode debuts Friday, October 17 at 11:00pm ET and takes us to Chicago, Illinois. Chicago has been a mecca for music of all sorts, with acts as diverse as Cheap Trick, Etta...

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